La Perla Launches Jean Paul Gaultier Collection Createur in New York City
Italian luxury lingerie company La Perla launched the new Jean Paul Gaultier Collection Createur for the first time in the United States on Thursday, December 9th at its Madison Avenue flagship boutique in New York City. As my colleague Jared Paul Stern noted earlier this year, the luxury line by the talented French designer has prices ranging from about $600 for bras and panties to $1,200 for more intricate pieces. "In my latest prêt-à-porter collection I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear," Gaultier stated back in July. "Lingerie is part of my core beliefs and my heritage."
Gaultier's designs for La Perla combine the femininity and seductiveness of La Perla with Gaultier's bold styling. The line features waist-cinching corsets, slips, extra high briefs and bustiers, in black and pale pink with accents of coral and teal. The line also features pieces reminiscent of Gaultier's designs for Madonna, including her infamous pointed bra cups from the 1990 Blond Ambition tour. This exclusive collection will be available in January 2011 at La Perla boutiques nationwide, select department stores, Jean Paul Gaultier boutiques, and select high-end fashion stores.